Shakur Stevenson – ‘Terence Crawford’s Style is Just Really Bad Style for Shawn Porter’

Published 02/23/2021, 7:30 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Silver medalist Shakur Stevenson of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Bantam (56kg) on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 6 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Terence Crawford has solidified his welterweight run by staying undefeated in his extensive career. He possesses the most flashing resume at the 147-pound landscape. The last time he entered the ring was against Kell Brook, where he bagged a gratifying win and defended his title successfully. The ‘Bud’ has many ecstatic matchups at the welterweight roster, but the one that excites everyone apart from Errol Spence Jr. is the fight with Shawn Porter.

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Recently, the young boxing prospect, Shakur Stevenson, was in a chat with Fight Hype. There, he talked about this matchup and how he envisions this fight going.

Shawn Porter is a fighter where he gives a lot of people problems. But in my opinion, style made fights, and Terence’s style is just a really bad style for Shawn Porter,” said Stevenson.

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ONTARIO, CA – MARCH 13: Shawn Porter celebrates after knocking out Erick Bone during their 12 round welterweight bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena March 13, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Stevenson admitted Porter is a sturdy boxer who’ll land enough punches on Crawford. But the ‘Bud’ has all the abilities to dictate every second of the fight if he ever confronts Porter.

According to Stevenson, Shawn Porter is not a tough opponent for the undefeated Crawford. Because, in his previous fight, Crawford beat Kell Brook with ease who beat Shawn Porter in 2014.

The young gun of boxing favored Crawford in terms of the stylistic matchup against ‘Showtime’.

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Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – a massive welterweight clash?

There are enormous exciting matchups at the welterweight landscape, and Crawford vs Porter ranks among the same. Although Crawford will be a sheer favorite in this fight, the veteran Porter won’t let him gain that win easily.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in the his corner. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Both of them have fought some top-tier pugilists in their careers and contending against each other won’t really be a problem.

Crawford currently holds the WBC silver welterweight strap and is keen on tracing his pathway to be the champion again. On the contrary, Crawford has a WBO belt to his name, and he has massive title unification plans.

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Their promotions haven’t spilled beans on this clash, nor the two fighters. However, a 12-round bout between the two might get staged in the later half of 2021 or 2022.

What do you make of Stevenson’s comments? Will you be excited to see a fight between Crawford and Porter?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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